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|Title||:||The Hatred of Music|
|Author||:||Pascal Quignard, Matthew Amos, Fredrik Rönnbäck|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press|
|Number of Pages||:||216|
|Category||:||Music, Non fiction, Essays, Philosophy|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Hatred of Music Throughout Pascal Quignard s distinguished literary career music has been a recurring obsession As a musician he organized the International Festival of Baroque Opera and Theatre at Versailles in the early s and thus was instrumental in the rediscovery of much forgotten classical music Yet in he abruptly renounced all musical activities i The Hatred of Music i is Quignard s masterful exploration of the power of music and what history reveals about the dangers it poses .
From prehistoric chants to challenging contemporary compositions Quignard reflects on music of all kinds and eras He draws on vast cultural knowledge the Bible Greek mythology early modern history modern philosophy the Holocaust and more to develop ten accessible treatises on music In each of these small masterpieces the author exposes music s potential to manipulate to mesmerize to domesticate Especially disturbing is his scrutiny of the role music played in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany Quignard s provocative book takes on particular relevance today as we find ourselves surrounded by music as never before in history